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Junior Canuck Jason Higson capped off a stellar Jr. B hockey league season by being recognized with a couple of awards handed out by the Dawson Creek team.

Junior Canuck Jason Higson capped off a stellar Jr. B hockey league season by being recognized with a couple of awards handed out by the Dawson Creek team.

The centreman won both the Juniors' high scorer award and the Floyd Brandvold Memorial Most Valuable Player Trophy.

He led the team with 18 goals and 23 assists in 31 games and was 15th overall in the Northwest Junior Hockey League scoring race.

He centered the Juniors' top scoring line that included wingers Evan Weaver and Brandon Juell.

Cole Calliou took home the team's rookie of the year award. The Chetwynd product was third in the team's scoring with 12 goals and nine assists in 32 regular season games.

Tyson Keen, a multi-year winner on the blue-line, again won the team's most valuable defenceman award.

Blue-liner Nick Yee was the team's most sportsmanlike player. He had just 19 penalty minutes and received the Jerry Rude Agri Sales Sportsmanship.

Rookie Bjorn Carlstad won the KFC Most Improved Player award. He finished eighth in the team's scoring with nine goals and six assists.

The Most Dedicated Player award went to Ty McLeod who got into 28 games in the 35-game regular season and, while the forward didn't appear often on the score sheet, the rookie worked hard in every game and practice, says team officials.

Forward Brandon Juell picked up the Pacific Northern Gas Playoff MVP. Juell had a productive playoff on a line with Weaver and Higson and scored a hat trick in Game 2 of the NWJHL semifinal against the Whitecourt Wolverines.

Justin McLeod, in his second season with the Juniors, won the Curtis York Unsung Hero Award. McLeod worked hard and turned on the red light 11 times and assisted his teammates seven times.